EGK-TOOL(1) OpenSC Tools EGK-TOOL(1)

egk-tool - displays information on the German electronic health card (elektronische Gesundheitskarte, eGK)

egk-tool [OPTIONS]

The egk-tool utility is used to display information stored on the German elektronic health card (elektronische Gesundheitskarte, eGK).

--help, -h

Print help and exit.

--version, -V

Print version and exit.

--reader arg, -r arg

Number of the reader to use. By default, the first reader with a present card is used. If arg is an ATR, the reader with a matching card will be chosen.

--verbose, -v

Causes egk-tool to be more verbose. Specify this flag several times to be more verbose.

'Gesundheitsanwendung', Health Care Application (HCA)


Show 'Persönliche Versichertendaten' (XML).


Show 'Allgemeine Versichertendaten' (XML).


Show 'Geschützte Versichertendaten' (XML).


Show 'Versichertenstammdaten-Status'.

egk-tool was written by Frank Morgner <>.

04/05/2024 opensc